In 2019, Microsoft will reopen its newly modernized Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View in a drive to keep technology workers excited about working within one of the most expensive and congested areas in the U.S. Transport options, however, are sorely lacking.
The last federal body charged with addressing community resilience to climate change received the ax from the Trump administration. In the last two years the panel had succeeded in attracting a private sponsor of scientists and doctors and was on its way to amassing data on ways to implement better resilience in local communities.
C40 and 15 cities are searching for artists, architects, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists to work together and compete for opportunities to transform these 46 sites worldwide into leading examples of urban sustainability and resiliency.
How do you “green” a city that doesn’t have adequate room for parks and greenspaces? If you are Stefano Boeri, Milan’s innovative thinker, you plant upwards. His Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) has become a model for how to cut CO2 and add oxygen to densely packed cities.
Renters in many cities, such as in San Francisco, where the average rent is approaching $5 per square foot, have had enough of sky-high housing prices. And therein arises the YIMBY (yes in my backyard) movement, which seeks streamlined housing policies so that cities can become more affordable.
As cities scramble to attract Amazon, in the hopes of attracting as many 50,000 high-paying jobs, they need to be reminded of the company’s impact in Seattle, where housing prices are soaring and homelessness is increasing.
Irma wreaked havoc on the infrastructure of Florida, highlighting the need to replace gasoline and central power plants with more resilient forms of energy.
Businesses across the US are stepping up to help Hurricane Harvey victims get back on their feet. with some companies devising unusual but effective ways to ensure displaced residents get help.
The world’s most sustainable cities are redefining the building sector’s environmental impact. These cities are comprised of innovative buildings that incorporate the newest green technologies and building trends.
Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the amount of renewables the company can generate nationwide.
Trump’s executive order on infrastructure doesn’t address the main problems, it just puts U.S. taxpayers on the hook for flooding and climate change risks.
How did Pittsburgh, known more for its sports teams and steel than innovative and energy efficient buildings, become an area that shines as a playbook for green building standards such as LEED and BREEAM?
Tiny is catching on these days. From do-it-yourself rolling palaces that amount to the size of a conventional living room to modest structures for low-income families, the concept of tiny houses is making more sense than ever for cities faced with housing shortages. But are residents and cities cut out for going teeny?